Eliot Shapleigh

Politics & Policy |
November 9, 2009

Chavez’s race and the committee appointments issue

Tea-leaves readers in El Paso note that Norma Chavez has been touting her committee appointments around town lately, which they interpret as a sign that she will run for reelection rather than for Eliot Shapleigh’s now-vacant Senate seat. I have written about the Senate race previously, and other bloggers are

Politics & Policy |
October 27, 2009

Chavez having second thoughts?

The story in the El Paso Times was very peculiar. State Rep. Norma Chávez, D-El Paso, told an audience in Austin this week that she was running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Eliot Shapleigh. Chávez, reached later by telephone, backed away from the declaration she

Politics & Policy |
October 18, 2009

Shapleigh’s potential successors

Newspaper Tree, an online newsletter about all things El Paso, says that Norma Chavez and county attorney Jose Rodriguez are likely candidates. The paper quotes Joe Pickett as saying that his phone is ringing off the wall and includes mayor John Cook as someone who might be interested.

Politics & Policy |
October 16, 2009

Shapleigh update

I talked to Shapleigh’s office. He said at his press conference that he knew that the time had come to leave during the Voter I.D. debate, that it was not the sort of thing that should be foremost on the agenda. There were personal issues as well. A video of

Politics & Policy |
October 16, 2009

SHAPLEIGH: WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION IN 2010

The text of the release: "In our family, public service is the highest calling. While other public service may lie ahead, I will not run for the Texas Senate in 2010. During each day of the last decade, we have endeavored to do our very best for the people of

Politics & Policy |
April 27, 2009

Another confirmation in question

Bryan W. Shaw's confirmation as a member of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has run into trouble in the Texas Senate. At a press conference this morning, Sens. Eliot Shapleigh, Wendy Davis and Rodney Ellis called for a "top to bottom" review of the agency -- in the manner

Politics & Policy |
January 31, 2009

Senate committees: the losers

In making his committee appointments, Dewhurst didn’t do any favors for the two new members, Davis and Huffman. * Davis is on Education, International Relations & Trade (note to lite gov–Fort Worth is near the border, all right, but it’s the Oklahoma border, not the Mexican border), Veteran’s Affairs &

Politics & Policy |
November 24, 2008

Shapleigh: “In my view you miss the point.”

I am going to publish below an e-mail and corresponding op-ed that I received from Senator Eliot Shapleigh. It requires no explanation. # # # # This is Shapleigh's letter to me: I’ve read your recent pieces on major issues, including tuition. In my view you miss the point. After